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Movie Info

A 15-year-old (Stephanie Leonidas) journeys through a parallel reality to recover a powerful charm that will revive a queen.

Cast & Crew

Rob Brydon
Helena's Father, Prime Minister
Andy Hamilton
Small Hairy
Rick Allen
Man in a Box
Martin G. Baker
Executive Producer
Lisa Henson
Executive Producer
Michael Polis
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Iain Ballamy
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Tony Shearn
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Critic Reviews for Mirrormask

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  • Sep 10, 2016
    Beautiful visuals and some bursts of beautiful imagination but the plot lacked any sense of urgency or driving force, and the characters were not compelling. Felt like Neil Gaiman had a dream and wrote it down without bothering to shape it into a plot.
    Letitia L Super Reviewer
  • Jan 27, 2012
    A little on the dull side. Interesting elements but the story is all over the place.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 04, 2011
    While I was searching for a movie that would keep my interest just like the other ones in a library, I stumble upon this one known as MirrorMask. At first, I thought it was gonna be strange and awkward... Boy was I wrong. It caught my very interest and I think I'll write the plot in which we already know about. It tells about a 15 year old girl named Helena who works at a circus with her family and wishes to live in a real life. Suddenly, she finds herself transported into the Dark Lands with Giants, Monkeybirds and Sphinxes and must find the MirrorMask to save the kingdom and return home. When I watched it twice, everything that this movie throws totally blew me away. The premise about a young girl who gets transported to a magical fantasy land and is sent on a mission to find the MirrorMask to save the princess and get back to her own world was very interesting. The acting was magnificent, The visuals were creative and astounding, the scary moments were satisfying, and the CGI effects were solid and very unique. There are two problems with this movie however. 1. The fast pacing and 2. The tiresome minute length MirrorMask is a very good fantasy movie from famous author Neil Gaiman and it has a darker tone to go along with it. Thumbs Up. 8.8 out of 10
    Gavin C Super Reviewer
  • May 18, 2011
    This has got to be one of the strangest lloking movies i've ever seen. The cgi and hazed lighting they used is completely fake looking, but in a way that you see it as a fantasy world rather than bad production value. I think for the style trying to be achieved, that it works extremely well. I mean you really feel like you're peeking inside someone's dream. The costume design helps out a lot with this; it's almost as outrageous as the effects. While the story is essentially a modernization of The Wizard of Oz, it still manages to hold its own. While most of the acting is pretty bad and damaging to the overall movie, Stephanie Leonidas does a great job and works well as the protagonist we can all root for. Overall, it's a very interesting movie, it just doesn't have certain things that would make it a good deal better.
    Conner R Super Reviewer

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